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Once the value of Business Architecture is demonstrated within an organization, the next step is to set up governance and a Center of Excellence to formally establish the practice and the Business Architect role within the organization.  This course provides the roadmap for creating a successful Business Architecture practice.  It is beneficial for anyone who is just starting to establish a Business Architecture practice within their organization or for those who are already on the journey.

This course describes how to socialize Business Architecture within an organization as well as how to build and mature the key components of a Business Architecture practice.  These components include Business Architecture value proposition definition, practice planning, Business Architect role and organizational structure definition, architecture governance process definition, tool selection and other topics necessary to establish a practice.  This course also describes how to measure the value of a Business Architecture practice and integrate it with related disciplines within an organization, including other Centers of Excellence.  A Business Architecture practice maturity model provides the framework for this course, along with a maturity-based approach that can be used to plan and mature a practice on an ongoing basis.  Finally, this course identifies critical success factors and provides guidance on how to navigate through the various challenges that are typically encountered along the way.

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Course Outline:

      I.        Understanding the Life Cycle of a Business Architecture Practice
     II.        Getting Started: The Roadmap to Create a Business Architecture Practice
    III.        Defining the Business Architecture Value Proposition
    IV.        Defining the Components of a Business Architecture Practice
     V.        Setting up a Business Architecture Center of Excellence
    VI.        Measuring and Communicating the Value of a Business Architecture Practice
   VII.        Integrating a Business Architecture Practice Into the Organization
  VIII.        Planning and Maturing a Business Architecture Practice Using a Maturity-Based Approach
    IX.        Understanding Critical Success Factors and Navigating Challenges

Unique Value of Course:

  • Emphasizes Business Architecture from a true business perspective
  • Provides a practical approach to socializing, building and scaling a Business Architecture practice
  • Based on a practice maturity model and components which are successfully in use today within multiple organizations
  • Reflects best practices being executed by some of the top organizations

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the stages of a Business Architecture Practice life cycle and describe a practical approach for growth
  • Describe the steps to create a Business Architecture Practice and design a roadmap for their organization
  • Define a Business Architecture Value Proposition for their organization
  • Describe each component of a Business Architecture practice along with the options and key considerations for each
  • Describe the value of a Business Architecture Center of Excellence and take the initial steps to set one up for their organization
  • Describe the ways in which the value of a Business Architecture Practice can be measured and design a plan for their organization
  • Describe key integration points and collaborative approaches with related disciplines and other Centers of Excellence
  • Describe the structure and content of a Business Architecture Practice Maturity Model and apply it to plan and mature a practice
  • Ensure critical success factors are met and navigate through common challenges

Target Audience / Who Should Attend:

  • Executives
  • Business Architecture Managers
  • Business Architects
  • Enterprise Architecture Managers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Business/IT Consultants
COURSE NOTICE:Each of the courses below must be completed in order to register for this course.

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